About Us

Formed in 2011, Oxford Learning Online, provides professional training courses specialising in accounting qualifications via the virtual classroom.


What makes us special?


Quality, experienced teaching with supportive, industry trained, professional tutors. Excellent pass rates achieved with small, friendly teaching groups in a welcoming virtual learning environment.

Why choose OLO?


You will have the full classroom experience from the comfort of your own home with structured, live online weekly classes.  Classes will be fully interactive giving you chance to ask questions as you learn. You will also have opportunity to go back and rewind any topics that you need to revisit within the student portal.  Your experienced tutor will be there to support you right up until the exam.

By choosing an ACCA Platinum approved provider, you know that you are in the best possible hands with your studies.  With 3 global prizewinners and 2 national prizewinners, our results speak for themselves.

 

Our history


When the local FE College closed its doors to ACCA students, Vale Financial Training was created with just 12 students on Milton Park, Abingdon. The business expanded to a three classroom centre on the Harwell Science Park at the start of 2015.  AAT courses were added to the portfolio in 2016 and by 2020 nearly 500 trainee accountants in Oxfordshire had studied with us.

In 2020, as learning demands of students evolved, the business rebranded as Oxford Learning Online bringing the small, friendly classes enjoyed over the past 10 years to a virtual classroom that can be experienced by students all over the country, and potentially, the world!

What our students say?


A lovely atmosphere. My tutor was always cheerful and helpful.

ACCA Student

I'm extremely pleased I decided to do this course.

Bookkeeping Student

Very accommodating - happy to align the course to our industry.

Business Finance course delegate

An amazing education establishment. Excellent staff and admin. Cannot fault it.

AAT Student

Enjoyable atmosphere to work in and excellent tutor.

ACCA Student

If anyone is considering taking the professional accounting journey; in my opinion, you'll find no better learning provider than OLO.

ACCA Affiliate

The teaching was superb, my tutor has been really helpful.

ACCA Student

Tuition was friendly, I never felt stupid if I did not understand.

ACCA Student

Really enjoyed being able to study in the comfort of my own home.

ACCA Student

My tutor has been brilliant. I've really enjoyed the course so far and felt really prepared for my first assessment.

AAT Bookkeeping Student

Who we have worked with?


  • Achilles Information Ltd
  • Chapman Worth
  • Critchleys LLP
  • Diamond Light Source
  • Gigaclear
  • Grafton Merchanting
  • Inca
  • Nockels Gee
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Oxford University
  • Oxford University Press
  • RPS Group
  • STFC
  • Trip Advisor
  • The Valspar Corporation Ltd
  • Wenn Townsend

Our Team


Amelia Wilkinson

Digital Media Manager and Admin Assistant


Professional Career

Currently studying for a degree in History at UCL. Working remotely to keep OLO's social media up-to-date and ensuring that the back office runs smoothly.

Specialisations

Social Media and Admin

 admin@oxfordlearningonline.co.uk

Amelia Wilkinson

Digital Media Manager and Admin Assistant

Asuka Wakatsuki

Tutor


Professional Career

ACA qualified in Audit with Grant Thornton, London, followed by an internal move to their National Audit Training division for 5 years. Since 2001, has been teaching locally at Oxford Brookes University on ACCA and MSc audit courses. Asuka is an approved marker on the ICAEW Case Study.

Specialisations

Audit

Asuka Wakatsuki

Tutor

Elaine Bailey

AAT Tutor


Professional Career

AAT qualified and a PGCE (Oxford Brookes University). Taught AAT, ACCA and A-level Accounting courses at Abingdon & Witney College from 2000, becoming Programme Area Manager, then Curriculum Manager across both campuses before leaving to teach at Bournemouth & Poole FE College in 2014. Also teaches AAT at Swindon College. Currently leads the AAT Professional Diploma course here at OLO.

Specialisations

AAT Professional Diploma

Elaine Bailey

AAT Tutor

Erin Morton

Tutor


Professional Career

ACCA qualified with audit experience at Mazars. Taught AAT at Kaplan followed by promotion to Product Manager for AAT teaching materials. Online teaching experience with Avado and Learn Signal including ACCA subjects AB and AA. Also worked as digital learning content support for the ACCA-X platform.

Specialisations

Financial Accounting and Audit and Assurance

Erin Morton

Tutor

John Sparrow

Tutor


Professional Career

CIMA qualified following an MA in Business Analysis and a degree in Economics. Varied career in industry comprising strategic and finance project roles at large companies Unipart, Sainsbury's and Carpetright. Began teaching at Kaplan in 2003, also teaches at BPP. Tutor for a range of qualifications including ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW and ICAS and has the honour of having taught 9 prizewinners during his career!

Specialisations

Financial Management and Management Accounting

John Sparrow

Tutor

Julie Collins

Tutor


Professional Career

ACA qualified with Ernst & Young, London. Worked in their Entrepreneurial Business Division supporting mainly owner managed, fast growing companies with audit, accountancy and due diligence services. After attaining a PTTLS teaching qualification in 2015, she has taught on professional accountancy courses, bringing a wealth of commercial experience to OLO.

Specialisations

Financial Reporting

Julie Collins

Tutor

Lindsay Hoyle

Tutor


Professional Career

ACA qualified with Smith and Williamson with a brief stint in industry as Group Accountant for Alliance Boots. Taught at Kaplan specialising in corporate reporting and financial management for ICAEW. Was client manager for Kaplan live online division for CIPFA. Taught ACCA SBR and AFM live online courses and has been a marker for ACCA SBR (previously P2).

Specialisations

Financial reporting and Corporate reporting

Lindsay Hoyle

Tutor

Liz Hulls

Director & Tutor


Professional Career

ACA qualified with Deloitte, London, before working as a Group Financial Controller in industry. Taught AAT Personal Tax and Business Tax and ACCA TX and Advanced Tax courses at Abingdon and Witney College, from 2005. Also taught Advanced Tax at Oxford Brookes University. Previously worked as a Qualifications Technical Adviser on foreign tax papers for the ACCA and is the current Exam Sitter for the ACCA FTX exam.

Specialisations

Tax and Advanced Tax

 lizhulls@oxfordlearningonline.co.uk

Liz Hulls

Director & Tutor

Martin Poulson

Tutor


Professional Career

Masters qualified in Business Administration, followed by a career in accounting and management for a global procurement company. Started teaching in 2000 and attained a PGCE in higher education before becoming the programme leader for accounting and business courses at Abingdon & Witney College. Also teaches SBL courses at BPP.

Specialisations

Strategic Business Analysis and Advanced Performance Management

Martin Poulson

Tutor

Maureen Benedict

Tutor


Professional Career

ACCA qualified and ACA Licentiate from Sri Lanka. A varied career in industry with Finance Manager roles at large companies such as NTL, Lafarge Cement, Amey, Trip Advisor, Ricardo and is now Business Controller at Taylor Francis. Has taught finance courses at local colleges and the Institute of Chartered and Certified Accountants in Sri Lanka. Has taught here at OLO on AAT and ACCA courses.

Specialisations

Financial Accounting and Tax

Maureen Benedict

Tutor

Pete Willers

Tutor


Professional Career

ACCA and PGCE qualified following a career as a secondary school science teacher. Worked as an accountant in various local practices, gaining over ten years experience with a variety of client businesses. Currently runs his own accountancy business specialising in small and medium sized companies. Teaches on AAT and ACCA Knowledge courses here at OLO.

Specialisations

Management Accounting and Indirect Tax

Pete Willers

Tutor

Philippa Terry

Tutor


Professional Career

LLM (Cambridge), qualified with Slaughter & May before working as a Civil Litigation Solicitor in industry. Previously taught Law at Ruskin College, Oxford for five years and been Module Leader for both Employment Law and Discrimination Law. Been teaching ACCA Law here at OLO since 2012.

Specialisations

Law and Governance

Philippa Terry

Tutor